Stories of people dying of disease like ulcers, diabetes, pressure, constipation and the like, are now taking a new twist. These are called non communicable diseases and they are statistically increasing among Ugandans.
Ismail Tamale a nutrition doctor at Taimex Nutrition Centre discusses why people are suffering from non communicable diseases.
Well, putting emphasis on constipation, perceives to be a dangerous disease although people take it for granted. The nutrition expert attributes the digestion disorder to poor eating habits patterned with poor releasing habits.
“the journey of eating the food from chewing should take 4hrs. The food should be released in 24hours to allow easy digestion of the food eaten in the next day,” he explains on food movement.
“When the food reaches the large intestine, water moves out living the food to pile it’s self ,” he adds.
Tamale said that as food continues to pile up, the intestine get strained, which makes people take long without going to the toilet.
He posed that at times, the waste can soften as little water passes through which makes some people to call it a lack because they visit the toilet few days in a week but slowly digging their graves.
“When the food stays in the body for so long, it rots and bacteria starts working on it which results into body, fatigue and depression,” he says.
He explains that such issues take effect because blood is drained from all over to the brain to solve these problems which later results into headaches. He adds that constipation mothers a number of other diseases.
“When someone gets constipation, candida will be in and out especially for the ladies which results into abdominal pain during menstruation,” the doctor explains.
Tamale says that people with blood group A and AB are the main victims constipation because their stomachs have very little acids which are very important in digestion. He advises that one should mind about his or her eating habits to guard from this.
“As long as you eat good food, your body will be in good condition,” Tamale said.
By Kurthum Namiiro